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The Moon and Mercury may have more water ice than we thought

Earth’s Moon and Mercury, the closest planet to the Sun, may contain significantly more water ice than previously thought, according to a new analysis...

Scientists discover a prototype for ultra-hot Jupiters

This exoplanet is hot enough for heavy elements to evaporate and escape its atmosphere. The scorching hot exoplanet WASP-121b may not be shredding any heavy...

Scientists recreate the sun’s solar wind and plasma ‘burps’ on Earth

The sun's solar wind affects nearly everything in the solar system. It can disrupt the function of Earth's satellites and creates the lights of the...

Scientists see evidence of Einstein’s theories in star orbiting massive black hole

More than 100 years ago, Albert Einstein predicted that light is deflected by extremely massive objects, but there is no way to test such...

Milky Way’s central black hole puts Einstein’s theories to the test

University of California astronomers have tested Albert Einstein’s theories of relativity in the crucible of the monstrous black hole at the center of our...

Scientists create a super sensitive quantum microphone that could count sound particles

Stanford physicists have developed a "quantum microphone" so sensitive that it can measure individual particles of sound, called phonons. The device, which is detailed in...

Scientists discover new quantum trick for graphene: magnetism

Physicists were stunned when two twisted sheets of graphene showed signs of superconductivity. Now Stanford scientists have shown that the wonder material also generates...

Einstein’s general relativity theory is questioned but still stands for now

Does the physicist’s theory tell the full story? A detailed analysis of a star’s orbit near supermassive black hole gives a look into how gravity...

Scientists discover family members of Schrödinger’s cat

It has been said that the internet exists chiefly to show videos of cats interacting with boxes. An international team of researchers led by University...

Scientists find first possible 3D quantum spin liquid

There's no known way to prove a three-dimensional "quantum spin liquid" exists, so Rice University physicists and their collaborators did the next best thing: They...